Using NFC Technology for Fast-Tracking Large-Size Multi-Touch Screens Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2011

start page

  • 65

end page

  • 70


  • Abril 2011

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1925-2676


  • Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology, Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), April Edition, 2011. Disponible en: ----- Abstract: Multi-touch technology interfaces are becoming ubiquitous since their integration in smart-phones, tablets and many consumer electronics devices. Depending on the size of the tangible interface, the computing resource restrictions and the resolution required, there are different technological alternatives for multi-touch screens such as camera based systems, capacity, resistive or pressure sensing systems or LED based systems. This paper presents a different alternative to deploy medium to large size multi-touch screens with low computational requirements for tracking the user movements based on the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The paper makes a review of the main related technologies to create medium to large size multi-touch screens identifying their pros and cons and proposes a different design based on NFC tags and mobile readers. A multi-touch algorithm is designed and implemented.


  • nfc; multi touch; bluetooth; j2me; algorithm; sdk